Humboldt Fog is a goat milk cheese delivered by Cypress Grove Chevre, of Arcata, California, in Humboldt County. It is a mould-ripened cheese with a distinguishing layer of edible ash. The cheese ripens from the outside to the centre, resulting in a fresh goat cheese center surrounded by a pungent runny shell. This runny shell will widen as the cheese matures and is considered the best part of the cheese, by many. The bloomy mold and ash rind is edible, but is fairly tasteless. The cheese is creamy, light, powdery, slightly lemony and mildly goaty.
The cheese won the first place at the American Cheese Society in 1998, 2002 and 2005.
Other American cheeses:
Beemster Very Old, Crowley, Dry Jack, Duroblando, Grafton Village Cheddar, Havilah, Idaho Goatster, Plymouth Cheese, Shelburne Cheddar, Sonoma Jack, Swiss, Tillamook Cheddar, Tillamook Smoked Black Pepper White Cheddar
Beemster Old, Brick, Colby, Longhorn, Maytag Blue, Monterey Jack, Pinconning, Sonoma Jack, String
American Cheese, Baby Swiss, Beemster 2% Milk, Bergere Bleue, Colby-Jack, Cougar Gold, Crowley, Fresh Jack, Mun-chee, Pepper Jack
Acapella, Brie au poivre (Brie with pepper), Capriole Banon, Cold Pack, Cottage Cheese, Hubbardston Blue Cow, Muenster, Nettle Meadow Kunik, Peekskill Pyramid, Provel, Texas Goat Cheese
fresh firm cheeses:
Breakfast Cheese, Galbani
fresh soft cheeses:
Cream Cheese, Galbani